We are racing for Beth and hopefully a few more Powerful Young Women!
Beth is from the Kikuyu tribe. She was born in Olkalou as one of 7 siblings. Beth lost her father when she was young, so her mom now works odd jobs to scrape together enough money to feed their family. Beth taught herself how to read so she could attend primary school. Now, she writes for the student newspaper, The Daraja Times. In her article advocating for the end of FGM, she argues that “we should fight against FGM because it is shutting down many dreams of girls in society.” Beth wants to be a lawyer when she grows up. She says, "I want to change my community...I want to help them gain employment. I want to help them to become educated."